Glossary

C

CATBird - Cooperative Avionics Test Bed

A modified 737 aircraft that contains an F-35 cockpit and test stations that allow real-time analysis of mission systems during flight.

Command and Control

One of the F-35’s multi-mission capabilities in which the pilot can share data with allies in the air, at sea or on the ground to plan and execute missions.

CTOL - Conventional Takeoff and Landing

The F-35A variant is also referred to as the F-35 CTOL.

CV - Carrier Variant

The F-35C variant is also referred to as the F-35 CV.